There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran by bus, train, tram, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Bus, train  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Hawksburn Cranbourne / ...

$16

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Shuttle  •  24 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Prahran

$11 - $85

6 alternative options

Bus, line 6 tram  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the line 6 tram from 11-City Square/Swanston St to 33-The Avenue/High St 6

$19

Bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport Purple zone to Barkly Street St Kilda St Kilda Express

$16

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran 18.5 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran 18.5 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Prahran 18.5 miles

$85 - $130

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran 18.5 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport Purple zone and arriving at Alfred Hospital/Punt Rd via Fawkner St/Barkly St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Prahran is 24 km. The road distance is 29.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran without a car is to bus and train which takes 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 50 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Melbourne Airport Purple zone station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran bus services, operated by Skybus, arrive at Barkly Street St Kilda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran is 30 km. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran.

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There are 1948+ hotels available in Prahran. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran.
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  • Distance: 15.2 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Prahran, VIC, Australia?

Skybus operates a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 51 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Hawksburn
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Yarra Trams
Website
yarratrams.com.au
Tram from 11-City Square/Swanston St to 33-The Avenue/High St
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
Skybus
Bus from Melbourne Airport Purple zone to Barkly Street St Kilda
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
Skybus
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
Select
$45 - $60
UberXL
$45 - $60
Black
$70 - $90
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Prahran
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Prahran
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Prahran
Estimated price
$11 - $85

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